More Russia Bashing Over Nonexistent Cyberattacks

Saturday, December 10, 2016
By Paul Martin

By Stephen Lendman
Global Research
December 10, 2016

On October 7, a joint Department of Homeland Security/Director of National Intelligence (DHS/DNI) statement charged Russia with cyberattacks “intended to interfere with the US election process.”

It was a Big Lie. No evidence was cited because none exists. Accusations without proof are baseless. It had nothing to do with hacking DNC emails or interfering in America’s presidential election in any other way – nor meddling in the internal affairs of any country, longstanding US practice.

The DHS/DNI joint statement, claiming “confiden(ce)” about Russia cyberattacking “US political organizations” was politically motivated lying.

No matter. Obama ordered US intelligence agencies to review nonexistent Russian interference in the 2016 election process, completing a report before he leaves office on January 20.

It’s likely already written – a fictional account of what never happened. Interviewed by Time magazine after being named its person of the year, Trump said “I don’t believe it. I don’t believe (Russia) interfered…(S)ome guy in New Jersey” may have done it.

He called charges politically motivated, adding they “became a laughing point, not a talking point…Any time I do something, they say ‘Oh, Russia interfered.’ “ Putin and other Russian officials categorically debunked the false charges.

Obama administration homeland security advisor Lisa Monaco claimed “a new threshold” was likely crossed, calling it necessary “to conduct some after-action…”

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